Not that long ago, trying to eat gluten-free when dining out could be a challenge, even in Las Vegas. But as the demand for gluten-free dishes has increased, restaurants have responded with more gluten-free options.
Throughout Las Vegas, you’ll find restaurants with gluten-free menus available, or at the very least, regular menus with gluten-free dishes clearly marked. Gluten-free doesn’t mean dull, either, with inventive Las Vegas chefs coming up with flavorful dishes from a variety of cuisines, including Mexican, Italian and French.
If you’re dining out in a group that includes gluten intolerant diners, several Las Vegas restaurants offer menus big enough to accommodate everyone at the table. Mon Ami Gabi, the popular French bistro at Paris Las Vegas, offers plenty of options for gluten-free dining along with their regular selections. Verandah’s numerous gluten-free options at breakfast are only part of a menu filled with enough selections to give everyone something they’ll enjoy.
Gluten-free menus for all three meals of the day are common. While it’s always a good idea to check ahead for any restaurant’s gluten-free options, it’s increasingly common for restaurants to be willing to accommodate requests for gluten-free versions of dishes.
For more ideas on where to find gluten-free menus in Las Vegas, read on for our list of the 10 best Las Vegas restaurants for gluten-free dining.
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville was inspired by the singer's music and love of the beach, and its fun-loving atmosphere fits in well on the Las Vegas Strip. The three-level restaurant has five bars and live entertainment, plus a great view of the Strip. Margaritaville's easy-going atmosphere is great for casual meals and drinks. The restaurant offers a gluten-free menu that includes a cheeseburger, chicken sandwich, fish sandwich and a brownie sundae sure to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. The restaurant is located inside the Flamingo and serves from breakfast until 2 or 3 a.m. Even if you're not a "Parrothead" you'll find plenty to like about Margaritaville.
The atmosphere at Yard House is casual and invites you to linger over your beer while you watch the latest game. The food here goes beyond sports-bar type fare, and includes a gluten sensitive menu. Starters include chilled edamame and a spicy tuna roll. Several Entree Salads are offered, like a Grilled Chicken Kale Caesar and a Chicken Cobb Salad. Sandwiches and hamburgers range from the Classic Cheeseburger to a Kurobuta Pork Burger, with spicy candied bacon, white American cheese, arugula, blueberry ketchup with a lettuce wrap upon request. Street tacos with asada, swordfish or carnitas are offered, all served with jasmine or brown rice. Ask the server for current selections of gluten-free beer, which are often available.
As its name suggests, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is known for a lot of things. While an extensive gluten-free menu may not be at the top of that list, it is something Joe's offers. Gluten-free menu selections range from appetizers, salads and sides and include dishes like stone crab, Alaskan king crab, fish, scallops and several cuts of their signature steaks. Starter dish include jumbo shrimp, lobster cocktail, oysters on the half shell and shrimp and scallop ceviche; the Crab Louis Salad with fresh hearts of palm, asparagus, avocado and deviled eggs; and, of course, Joe's world-famous stone crab. Entree options cover beef, plus chicken and lamb.
One of Las Vegas' best Mexican restaurants, boasting two floors of patio dining overlooking Mandalay Beach, Border Grill serves a wide variety of gluten-free menu items as well as dishes that can be made gluten free. Guests can easily distinguish gluten-free items by the GF that appears on the lunch and dinner menus after a dish's name, while items that can be made gluten free are labeled with a GF* (separate gluten-free menus are available as well by request). Tempting options include dishes like the Plantain Empanadas, made with roasted plantains, organic black beans, poblano and cotija cheese, the Crab & Grapefruit ceviche, with avocado, pink peppercorn, grapefruit aguachile, popcorn shoot and serrano or the Lamb Adobo tacos, served with hand-pressed corn tortillas, pepita sesame puree and cucumber fresca.
Located a few blocks west of the Strip, the El Dorado Cantina is a family-owned Mexican restaurant serving authentic food inspired by several regions of Mexico. The extensive menu has plenty of gluten-free selections, as well as vegan, like the street tacos, which can be prepared with a number of delicious proteins–carne asada, carnitas, al pastor, cochinita, pulled chicken--or as vegetarian with corn rajas. They come three to a platter with cilantro rice and refried or black beans. Numerous gluten-free options range from chips and salsa (as well as nachos) to the restaurant's signature dishes. The restaurant uses food that's free from antibiotics, pesticides, and steroids– and lists its food suppliers its website.
Located on the third floor of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, this contemporary Asian bistro offers a relaxed ambiance where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner complemented by beautiful décor (including floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking CityCenter) and impeccable service. Its enticing menu caters to all kinds of tastes and diets, including gluten-free diners. Separate gluten-free menus are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and include such delectable dishes as Belgium Waffles topped with caramel-pecan cream and French Toast for breakfast, Lentil Curry and Lasagna for lunch and Pad Thai and XO Fried Rice for dinner. Vegan menus are available as well.
The menu at Eatt was designed by French chefs to offer healthy, gourmet recipes with seasonal ingredients. Just a short drive west of the Strip, Eatt offers a comfortable, modern setting and well thought-out and delicious menu. Careful attention has been given to note dishes that are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, organic or vegan. Gluten-free entrees include dishes like the pot au feu chicken, cabbage stuffed with chicken, carrots, onion, leak celery and potato; salmon marinated in miso and honey, served with clams, parsnip puree, beet and bok choy; or the duck, which comes with sweet potato puree, mushrooms, chestnuts, grapes and a lemongrass and ginger dressing. Gluten-free desserts include the macaron, with vanill cream, apple, salted caramel and cinnamon, and Exotic Frutits, a Macha tea biscuit, coconut foam and passion fruit caramel.
Just because you're eating gluten free doesn't mean you can't dine at one of the Strip's best restaurants. This affordable French bistro is one of many eateries in town that offers a separate gluten-free menu for guests to feast upon. All of its gluten-free items come with warm, gluten-free bread with sweet cream butter for guests to enjoy as well as a complimentary amuse of Gabi's Olives with roasted garlic, orange and herbs. Menu selections include favorites like the tasty Onion Soup au Gratin with Gruyère cheese and gluten-free croutons, the succulent Steak Classique with maître d'hôtel butter and shallow fry frites and the to-die-for Chocolate Mousse with whipped cream.
Veranda offers a quiet location and serene interior design along with a menu full of Italian dishes. Tables are available inside and also outside on an expansive garden terrace that overlooks the resort's lushly landscaped private pool, providing an oasis of calm among the frenzy found on the Las Vegas Strip. The expansive menu offers an array of gluten-free items. Numerous notated gluten-free menu options are offered during breakfast, including bread and waffles. The Gluten Free Sampler comes with choice of beverage, a mini gluten-free waffle, spiced apple compote, scrambled egg white with pesto vegetables, tomato compote and pear panna cotta. During all meals, diners can also request other gluten free options aside from those listed on the menu.